Mason coaching at Copiah

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 13, 1999

Matt Mason can’t think of anything he would rather be doing than coaching – especially football.

&uot;I’m a high-strung-type person,&uot; Mason said. &uot;And football is the only sport besides boxing where you can go out and hit somebody and not get in trouble.&uot;

Mason, who played football, basketball and baseball at Adams County Christian School, played two years of baseball at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

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&uot;I’ve always been athletic and I’ve really missed it,&uot; he said.

Mason got word about the position from Copiah Academy principal Mitch Mitchell.

&uot;I played softball with him and he called and told me about the position,&uot;&160;Mason said. &uot;I went up and interviewed and they said they definitely had a place for me. It’s a good situation.&uot;

Mason is assisting in football and could possibly coach track.

Mason said he hasn’t had a problem adjusting to Copiah, which recently moved down from Class 4A to 3A.

&uot;Coming from ACCS, it’s been an easy transition,&uot; he said.

Mason, wife Leigh Ann and four-year-old daughter Ashton, live in Bude. Leigh Ann teaches and is an assistant softball coach at Franklin County High.

Mason said he would love to be a head football coach one day.

&uot;You have to start somewhere,&uot; he said. &uot;And I’m learning under some real good coaches.&uot;

Mason said Copiah’s football team has been working hard.

&uot;We’re down in numbers,&uot; he said. &uot;We’ve been getting after it. We’re going with a quick style, a no-huddle offense. We’ve got to be in shape because we’re playing school that have got the numbers.&uot;